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You can now vote for your favorite products of 2010. This is your chance to be heard! Voting ends on February 7th 8th.


Poll: Desktop Distribution of the Year
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The nominees are:

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop
Linux Mint

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Old 01-16-2011, 02:12 PM   #46
Registered: Jan 2004
Location: Switzerland
Distribution: Linux Mint 11, Knoppix 6.7
Posts: 141

Rep: Reputation: 15

Fedora got my vote.
Old 01-16-2011, 02:26 PM   #47
the trooper
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break what ? You can just look into the package and if it puts something in the wrong place, don't install it.
@ almatic

Some reading for you:

And if that doesn't convince you,try reading Mark Shuttleworth's post here:

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Old 01-16-2011, 02:54 PM   #48
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Registered: May 2010
Posts: 6

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Slackware with a human face
Old 01-16-2011, 05:16 PM   #49
Registered: Oct 2005
Location: Toronto, ON
Distribution: Xubuntu 17.10, Android 5.0.2, Android 7.1.1, Trisquel 7.0 Mini
Posts: 77

Rep: Reputation: 25
Ubuntu for ease of use. I came to it from Xandros after work on the Xandros desktop ceased.
Old 01-16-2011, 07:23 PM   #50
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Distribution: Zenwalk
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I've voted Salix OS (since I'm using it) and also Zenwalk
Old 01-16-2011, 09:18 PM   #51
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Registered: Sep 2005
Location: Lacey, WA
Distribution: Mepis (in the past), Suse, Ubuntu, LinuxMint
Posts: 24
Blog Entries: 15

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Ubuntu is what I use--it's best for me, a moderately experienced user/network administrator. But deserving of mention also is an old favorite which is even better these days, Puppy Linux...latest version based on Ubuntu Lucid. I really admire Puppy's ability to get connected to the Internet easily!
Old 01-16-2011, 09:58 PM   #52
Registered: Aug 2004
Location: Brasil
Distribution: Slackware_Cur-64_mult
Posts: 433

Rep: Reputation: 30
Slackware is obvious ... :-)
Old 01-17-2011, 01:27 AM   #53
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Registered: Apr 2006
Location: China
Distribution: Fedora 14
Posts: 3

Rep: Reputation: 0

most comfortable system
Old 01-17-2011, 05:55 AM   #54
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Registered: Jan 2011
Posts: 6

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Salix !!
Old 01-17-2011, 06:44 AM   #55
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Registered: Mar 2005
Location: Kentucky
Distribution: Slackware64-current
Posts: 1,440

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Slackware - its what I am now.
Old 01-17-2011, 09:38 AM   #56
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Registered: Jan 2010
Location: United Kingdom
Distribution: LMDE64,Mint9,Crunchbang Statler
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Linux Mint Debian Edition
Old 01-17-2011, 09:47 AM   #57
Registered: May 2005
Location: Greece
Distribution: antiX using herbstluftwm, fluxbox, IceWM and jwm.
Posts: 383

Rep: Reputation: 105Reputation: 105
As I have an old desktop (PIII) and a fairly new one (AMD dual core 4200), I use antiX on both. (can't vote for it as it is not listed)
Old 01-17-2011, 10:01 AM   #58
Registered: Nov 2008
Location: Belgrade
Distribution: TRIOS
Posts: 36

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Faithful MDV user. I tried almost all flavors, but my main system always stays Mandriva.
Old 01-17-2011, 10:29 AM   #59
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Registered: Sep 2004
Location: Phoenix, AZ, USA
Distribution: Slackware
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I hate that Ubuntu always wins on this. It's such a steaming pile. Just once, I'd like to see Ubuntu get pasted on these polls. They deserve it. I usually check out Ubuntu to see how they are doing and it's always the same, buggy, buggy, buggy.

The easiest way to repair it is to wipe your disk and put in Slackware. Seriously, Ubuntu gives Linux a bad name. Ubuntu = Linux in some people's mind. Almost any other distribution deserves to win over Ubuntu.

Don't people get tired of a corrupted systems after a famous Ubuntu update? Or when fundamental programs don't work because they pushed a bad update out? In my experience I've seen less problems with Windows XP than Ubuntu.

Since it's so popular, I wish they'd get their act together and start pushing out reliable releases and updates. It would be better for all of us. But even if they did, it still wouldn't fix the fundamental issues of customization I always run into. I guess I hate all desktops that are not server oriented as well. I'd be pleased to see Debian make a come back on these polls just to prove a point.

I would urge everyone to try something else besides Ubuntu. You owe it to your personal happiness.
Old 01-17-2011, 10:31 AM   #60
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Originally Posted by the trooper View Post
Isn't it normally Ubuntu that wins this catergory?.
Yes, you are correct.


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